INTERVIEW WITH MR. PRASANTH SUGATHAN ON THE INTERMEDIARY RULES, 2021
The March edition of Au courant features an interview with Mr. Prasanth Sugathan, Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Centre, India where he discusses the compliance requirements for digital and social media intermediaries, laid down in the new Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. He also addresses few controversial aspects of the Rules and expresses his concerns regarding how the rules might not bode well for small market players.
Mr. Prasanth Sugathan
(Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Center)
Mr. Prasanth Sugathan is a lawyer with extensive practise in the fields of intellectual property law, technology law, constitutional law, and administrative law. He has worked for years with the Free Software community in India. An engineer-turned lawyer, he has appeared in various cases before the Supreme Court of India, as well as various High Courts, and Tribunals.